WILLIAM P. CLEMENTS, JR.
STATE OF TEXAS
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701
GOVERNOR October 26~ 1982
::t has been brought to my attention that the Houston Defender
is celebrating its fifty-second anniversClX'Y of publication.
N8W3papers play an important role in our society and I
congratulate all those associated with the Houston Defender
organization for your many years of outstanding service to
the Houston community and surrounding ClX'ea.
You are a credit to the media of this State and the fact you
are observing your 52nd anniversa:Py reflects the great public
service you are renikring.
Sincere best wishes for your continued success.
Sincere ly ~
William P. Clements~ Jr.
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